Friday, April 1, 2016

Program seeks rural Kansas college students interested in careers in medicine

Do you know a rural Kansas student who wants to become a physician? KU Medical Center is seeing students for the annual Scholars in Rural Health program.

Scholars in Rural Health is designed to identify and encourage undergraduate students from rural Kansas who are interested in building successful careers as physicians in rural areas. Students apply for the program in the second semester of their sophomore year in college.


The program provides scholars assured admission to the University of Kansas School of Medicine upon successful completion of program requirements and graduation from their undergraduate institution.

Applicant eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Kansas resident
  • Significant experience living in a rural community
  • ACT/SAT score at or above the 75th percentile
  • Attained a minimum of sophomore standing and have two years of undergraduate education remaining
  • Completed one academic year of college undergraduate instruction in both biology and general inorganic chemistry, including lectures and associated laboratories
  • An intention to practice medicine in rural Kansas
  • Evidence of the dedication and compassion necessary to be a competent and caring physician

Application instructions and form

The online application is available March 1 through June 10 of each year. You may access the online application and instructions at: Apply online.

For more information

Jason Edwards, M.Ed.
Director of Admissions and Premedical Programs, University of Kansas School of Medicine
913-588-5280


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